It’s winter in Los Angeles, and Matt and Oren are answering listener questions from across the globe.
Today we’re joined by the Indie Film Hustle podcast host Alex Ferrari for a crossover episode! Alex is an indie film veteran, and brings a career worth of experience and know-how. He’s built himself a podcasting empire, filled with tips and inspiration. Check out his podcast at indiefilmhustle.com/
Sandeep Parikh (The Guild, Legend of Neil) joins us to talk about his long career trailblazing new platforms, and his latest interactive project That Moment When, which is live now on Eko.
We’re joined by Illana Cohn, who’s new show Overdue is out now.
Check it out, and learn about what it takes to accumulate all the skills you need to run your own series.
So you want to move to Los Angeles? Matt and Oren of Just Shoot It guide you through the ins and outs of getting ready to move to LA, from a filmmakers perspective. How do I choose where to live? What can I first expect? How much should I have saved? How do I find an apartment?
Morgan Dameron joins us to talk about her new film, Different Flowers and how she turned her career as JJ Abrams’ assistant into a feature director.
Live from Matt’s apartment, it’s Paul Briganti! Since we last sat down with Paul he’s directed a pair of pilots, a feature, and has started his second season of Saturday Night Live. We’ll learn what it takes to put up a cinematic, hilarious sketch once a week in one of the most famously high-pressure comedy environments of all time. It’s a great peek behind the curtain at SNL, from a director’s perspective.
What does it mean to self distribute? What are the advantages? Why would a filmmaker want to in the first place? Liz Manashil is here to talk to us about Sundance’s latest self distribution initiative. If you want to learn more about how to find distribution for your feature film, strap in. You may realize it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.
Have you ever been curious about how commercials get made? Who does what? Who’s in charge of who? Where do the ideas come from? Whats the difference between a CE a VP or a DP? Matt and Oren (mostly Oren) go DEEP into the details of how a commercial gets made from start to finish. This is a must for anyone serious about making it in the world of commercials.
Matt and Oren devote the whole episode to answering listener questions. They cover how to manage family-work life balance, deal effectively with overtime shoots, and start super tiny budget short films.